A NEW PROPRIETARY ROUTE - INDICATOR GEAR.
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A Leeds Concern Markets a Gear in which the Relative Positions of the Rollers are Adjustable.
1-1_ A NEW type of gearing for rollerpattern destination and route indicators, as used on passenger vehicles, Las been produced by the Transport Engineering and Equipment Co., of 24, York Place, Leeds.
As is made clear by the accompanying sketch, the object of the designer has been to produce a simple gear without an excessive number of parts, yet a gear which provides for adjustment of the rollers in relation to one another. Such an arrangement means an invaluable help to bodybuilders.
Each set of bevel gears is supported by a bracket which is attached to the indicator box. As the gears remain always in mesh there are no skew pinions to be damaged ; therefore, maintenance charges will be minimized.
The gear has a positive action and will not allow creep, and it can be fitted almost anywhere for operation from underneath, above, behind or at the side of the box. It can also be built into bodies and exiting boxes. All the parts are interchangeable and grub screws provide a simple and easy method of assembly.
A speedy operation of the rollers is arranged for, the ratio of the gearing being such that half a turn of the vertical driving shaft gives si ins, of movement of the blind. The ends of i the rollers are so designed that, no matter how fast the gear may be turned, tearing of the blind is practically impossible.
The works and stores of the Transport Engineering and Equipment Co. are at Providence Works, Swinnow Lane, Bramley, Leeds, and the principal of the concern is Mr. A. F. Kellett.